kClare McKellaston is a Chicago-based Costume Designer and teaching artist. Recent credits: The Woman in Black (Associate Designer, US Tour); Curious George: The Golden Meatball (NTYA); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein (Metropolis PAC); Don't Look Back/Must Look Back (Pivot Arts).
kClare prides herself on being a well-rounded costume practitioner. She has run wardrobe at Steppenwolf, draped and built costumes for Northlight, and has served as a Stylist for The Second City Mainstage. She has managed both professional and academic costume shops and has overseen the organization of several large costume stocks; most notably, Navy Pier Entertainment's twenty-five-year-old costume storage. For two years, she designs and creates garments out of outdoor textiles for the acclaimed International Casual Furnishings Association's Gala.
kClare is also a dedicated educator. She has served as Adjunct Faculty and Costume Shop Manager at Dominican University, where she recently designed Waiting for Godot, Songs for A New World, and The Addams Family Musical. She has mentored and guided student designers, as well as serving as a member of portfolio review panels for senior students in the Fashion Department.
In November 2019, kClare joined the team of artists and creators at Lookingglass Theatre Company as their Costume Shop Manager.